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Course No: ENGL.2160-061; SIS Class Nbr: 13808; SIS Term: 2810
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course examines literary responses to science in England and the United States from the early Nineteenth Century to the present. Readings include novels--Frankenstein, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jurassic Park--essays, and poems. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: ENGL.1010/1020 pre-req
  • Special Notes: AHE
  • Section Notes: P: ENGL.1020. This course explores literary responses to scientific and technological developments over the past two centuries. We begin with the "two cultures" debate about the relative value of scientific and humanities education in a world pervaded by science and technology. Then, with Christopher Marlowe's 1590s play Doctor Faustus and Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein providing the conceptual framework for our discussions, we will explore a series of fictional and nonfictional literary works and documentary and feature films up to the present day that dramatize the impact of science and technology on everyday life in the modern world. Final grade will be based on a series of short essays and a final exam.;
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Tracy Michaels
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2018: Sep 05 to Nov 10
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts, B.A. in English

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